Smart-less Days

Yup, no more “smartness”!

Since February 16th 2019, I’m living a smartphone-less life because my phone malfunctioned in the afternoon of 16th and instead of going for a new one or taking my beloved phone for repairs, I decided to go smart-less.

Now, I’m certainly don’t belong to that group of individuals who keep their phones in their hands, throughout most of their days. Using my smartphone for photography is my number one purpose as this is what I do the most with it. Then comes using social media to stay update, connect with friends abroad or read out news. That too was done at home only, using the Wi-Fi connection.

But since past 2 weeks and more, I’m not doing any of it. Currently using an old style button phone these days for calls/text. My blogging is taking place on my personal laptop at home or in my office’s computer. Not having that itch of checking updates about things I would like to know about earlier, which seems kind of nice.

Last two weeks were quite busy at home for me as Uzair was preparing up for his big entry test and I helped him out as much as I can, after returning back home from work. Test took place this past Saturday and it was a big day indeed for my Uzair. It went well as per what Uzair told me and Jia and result will be announced next week, so we are anxiously waiting for it.

Still haven’t decided about whether I should go for a new smartphone or get my old one repaired up because I’m not feeling an urge for it nowadays. It is kind alike what I was having earlier but after losing it up, I’m not in much mood to regain it.

But how long can I live without it? Because obviously I need to have a device to capture the snaps of what click my eyes and mind, so that I can share it with the world here on my blog.

Which is something I really love to do πŸ™‚


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13 thoughts on “Smart-less Days

  1. Lisa Bradshaw March 6, 2019 / 7:05 PM

    Most the time I don’t know where my phone is.. A camera is for photographs.. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hammad Rais March 7, 2019 / 1:31 PM

      Now, I’m also thinking about keeping a camera for photography. May took out my old one and get it repaired up.


  2. calmkate March 6, 2019 / 6:54 AM

    I rarely use smartphone for photos as I prefer a cheap light camera … you could adapt … but do agree we all need less time on our devices!

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    • Hammad Rais March 6, 2019 / 11:48 AM

      Because of Uzair, I try my best not to hook up myself with my smartphone. I mostly used my smartphone when he was sleeping or I had to show him animal videos on Twitter or his favorite cartoons on YouTube. Kids are hooking up very quickly to the smart devices and I’m keeping my Uzair away from it, as much as I can.

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    • calmkate March 6, 2019 / 11:50 AM

      very smart parenting, good for you Hammad! Kids grow up way too quick and I do worry about their ability to think and retain things when they become so device focused …

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    • Hammad Rais March 6, 2019 / 12:01 PM

      Parents of such kids better limit down not only their usage but also of their kids. Smartness should be natural, not device or app enabled.

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  3. Gavin (Firehorse) March 5, 2019 / 7:28 PM

    I’m like you, I use my phone to take photos mainly. I try to restrict catching up on things until the evening. I come from the pre-mobile generation and spent more of my life without a phone than I have spent with one. Whilst I appreciate the positives phones bring, and this whole wave oof connected technology, I miss being out and unattainable. Those were the days…

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    • Hammad Rais March 6, 2019 / 11:29 AM

      The very first mobile my mother bought was used equally by me and my two brothers, back in 2001. I was a recent college graduate back then and my brothers were in high school. Before that, every kind of contact with friends was done through landline phone.
      In this age, I now realize that we were more attached with friends or relatives in those days, against the current wave of tagging them up on Facebook or Instagram.
      Those were the days indeed!

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  4. Muntazir March 4, 2019 / 6:32 PM

    Its good to be ‘smartless’ for a while

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